Bacon's Castle in Virginia is a microcosm of major trends in U.S. history and culture.
Most Gothic architecture was built in the 19th and 20th centuries when the medieval style underwent a global revival. Now, Gothic is trending again.
The Rosetta Stone, which revolutionized the study of Egypt and ancient languages, continues to court controversy today.
The pandemic, soaring cost of housing and environmental concerns are renewing interest in courtyard houses, albeit on a miniature scale.
Remembering September 11th has been a national opportunity to evaluate the past and move on with the long messy process of rebuilding.
Versailles has an image of lavish opulence under the Sun King, Louis XIV, but the palace also has a history of revolution and American ties.
The American Southwest is the fastest growing region in the United States, but also the hottest and most arid.
The U.S. capital has more Roman-style architecture than almost any major city. We explore why.
Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Ore., was built by artisans from the garden city of Suzhou, China, to demonstrate the basic elements of Chinese gardens.
Duke University's Gothic architecture and academic excellence alongside its mixed historical legacy makes it a microcosm of the American South's historical dilemmas.
The racist past associated with the Confederacy and Confederate monuments has a complex history.
Packing for travel this holiday season should include a primer on how to be responsible, sustainable tourists. Here it is.
New Orleans's hybrid culture is the result of its 300 years as the gateway to trading networks of the Mississippi River.
The picturesque town of Bristol, Rhode Island, once was a slave port and home of the nation's leading slave traders, the DeWolfs.
Architect Kengo Kuma's village at the Portland Japanese Garden blends modern architecture with traditional Japanese design.
A moving monument and burial ground in Manhattan comemorates enslaved people who once made up more than a third of New York City.
Imagine you're sitting in Los Angeles traffic on a hot day. Take a break and head for a cool green oasis - Suihoen Japanese Garden
Solvang, California's Danish village, is the perfect place to take an afternoon stroll and enjoy pastries and art galleries.
Junipero Serra's "sainthood" is controversial, but the extent of his cultural impact on California is indisputable.
Carmel, California, demonstrates how design, planning and environmentalism can enhance a small town.
Charleston, South Carolina, is one of America's most beautiful and heartbreaking cities.